It's a match-up that has earned itself a lot of column inches and air time this week, but Broncos' John Fox feels that the game will be about more than just that simple head to head.
Fox feels that the game will be more about the three common phrases of the game. Speaking in his final press conference before kick-off, he urged his key players on all sides of the ball to step up.
"A lot has been made of (the No. 1 offense vs. the No. 1 defense), and rightfully so. Both units have been historic in what they've done and we take pride in it," Fox told the Denver Post.
"But at the end of the day this is a team game and I remind everyone there's three phases of the game. And my experience in any big game is (it comes down) to who executes best.
"Obviously your star players have to be great. There have not been many championships won in any sport where your big players did not play big.
"But there always seems to be the unknown guy who makes a critical play, whether it's the kicking game, Lord knows where. My experience is that there's always been one of those events."
Both Super Bowl coaches engaged in their teams' last media session on Friday morning, and the Broncos' Fox opened up about his recovery from aortic valve surgery that sidelined him for four games during the season.
"I never had doubts," Fox said about his comeback. "It's been a long time since I missed a game. It's back to my playing days. As a coach, missing time is not part of your relevance. It was obvious I was going to need medical attention. I had a great medical team."
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